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molestina, wusa9. >> thanks, kenny. >>> tonight joe biden continued the obama's administration push for gun control. speaking at a democratic retreat, biden acknowledged there are no easy solutions. >> we all know there is no single answer to ensure this will never happen again. a mass shooting like newtown or aurora or tucson or oak creek. well, if we have to act, we have to act rationally and do whatever we can to diminish the possibility of this ever happening again. >> president obama is expected to speak at that retreat tomorrow. and former president bill clinton is scheduled to speak on friday. >>> a popular georgetown food shop closed up tonight after a complaint. the department of health says it found rats, roaches and mice infestation at dean and deluca. and we spoke with the store employee, and he wouldn't commit. investigative reporter russ ptacek is digging for more details, and he'll bring them to you tomorrow at 11:00 along with the rest of the week's food alerts and closures. >>> there are reports tonight about a merger deal between american airlines and us airways. it's expe
. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. we begin tonight with breaking news. late today, republicans launched a new attack on the obama administration. and on regular americans all across the country. senate republicans are vowing to block richard cadre, president obama's pick to head the consumer financial protection bureau. that's the agency elizabeth warren set up to make sure big banks don't prey on regular americans. but, today, 43 republicans sent a letter saying they're worried the agency has too much power over the banks. and they won't allow the nomination to go ahe. this is outrageous. the right wing is doing everything it can to block this president. to stand against working class people. and to stand up for wall street. that i had' they're even willing to hurt the economy itself. it's that's what it takes to hurt the president, they're willing to do it. >> any immediate economic setback or the perception of one could weaken obama's clout. maybe a sour economy is worth it if it w
to be here. thank you. >> president obama called secretary clinton one of the finest secretary of states ever. "newsweek" i'm sure you saw the cover. proclaimed her the most powerful woman in american history. there it is right there. that is a pretty strong declaration there, ann lewis. is that accurate? >> well, i think it is. i thought a lot about women and power in american history and when you look at what hillary clinton has done, shu she has gone around the world representing the united states, speaking for our government. more important, speaking for our values. how she has really been the 21st century secretary of state, using technology to reach out to people in other countries. bringing the private sector, building public/private partnerships, because you know these days government cannot do it alone and of course, each time, looking at what do we do to ensure that women and girls have a better future. if you want to build a safer world, if you want to reduce the level of terrorism send girls the to school. hillary clinton understood it for years, as secretary of state, it has been
to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justification for killing american citizens without a trial if they are working with al-qaida. learning about a secret u.s. drone base first reported by the new york times. did not object to water boarding al-qaida terrorists though now he opposes that technique. >> fbi is combing over -- investigators have revealed they found two explosive devices on the suspect's property. one was in the ventilation pipe authorities were using to communicate with that man. the other was inside the bunker. dykes was killed by swat agents as they engaged in a fire fight as they stormed the bunker and rescued the boy. >> the murder case heads back to court in dc. a judge will hold a hearing to decide if the media should have documents related to secret hearings. the meetings allegedly focused on an issue with trial witness. convicted of killing levy back in 2010. >> also today a possible plea hearing for a man accused of shooting a security guard at the fam
. i appreciate you joining us. >> thank you. >>> president barack obama heads out on the road tomorrow to sell his gun control plan. but tonight it is this picture that has everyone talking. ahead, our experts weigh in on the president's skeet shooting. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> president obama sat down for what has become a traditional presuper bowl interview and weighed in on a range of topics. he blamed the washington debate over the fiscal cliff for the economic slowdown at the end of last year. he said football is going to, in his words, evolve to make players safer, and he said the boy scouts should be open to gaye members. as for the debate over raising taxes as a way to reduce a deficit, he said the answer will require sacrifice from everyone. >> well, i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we
in just a moment. tony, back to you. >> thank you, sir. the big story this morning, president obama agrees to release a classified document providing the rational for drone strikes targeting american terrorism suspects overseas. >> the legal memo will no doubt be a hot topic during today's confirmation hearing for the new cia director. melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with the details now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning once again. john brennan is described as the architect of that drone program. this is a force of remotely controlled planes that have launched hundreds of targeted strikes against al-qaida targets even americans. president obama's nominee to head the cia is the former ief white house counter terrorism advisor under his watch. became the first american targeted for death by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. his son and another american killed weeks later. an unclassified memo leaked this week says it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens abroad if he believes there are leaders engaged in operations aimed at killing americans even if there's no evidenc
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: president obama made his first second-term foray outside washington today, with a call to stop gun violence. it was part of a campaign-style effort designed to goad congress into action. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> ifill: the president took that message to minneapolis, a city that's already imposed stricter background checks on gun buyers. the white house plan calls for those checks, a renewed ban on assault-style weapons and limits on high-capacity magazines for ammunition. >> the only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the american people decide it's important. if you decide it's important. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and sportsmen, americans of every background stand up and say, "this time it's got to be different." >> ifill: the obama administration has been working to build on public outrage sparked by the mass shooting in newtown connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. ♪ for purple mountain
of celebrations coming your way. good to see you. thanks. >> president obama takes the stage in the midwest today. the president is making his first pitch for gun control outside of the nation's capital. bill plante is at the white house. bill good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is headed for the west because minnesota law enforcement officials have been strong advocates for gun control this as the administration tries to keep up the pressure for action. even during the most apolitical event the year -- >> the ravens are world champions. >> reporter: there's no escaping the gun control debate. in this super bowl ad put out by a coalition of mayors led by new york city's michael bloomberg, children urged lawmakers to pass universal background checks a major piece of the president's strategy. the white house released this photo over the weekend of the president skeet shooting at camp david. to back up his statement that he's familiar with firearms. asked what he made of the photo, the ceo of the national rifle association was dismissive. >> well it's like during
and the former chair of president obama 's economic advisor. thanks to everyone in our audience and on the radio and television. this program has been's concert by bank of america. -- then sponsored by bank of america. we are officially adjourned. [applause][captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] quacks on the next "washington journal," patrick reis on the latest unemployment figures. andrew campanella a national school choice week. then, a talk about international adoption. that begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> as we talk about the movie itself, it is not a stretch to argue that "gone with the wind " is the most popular historical american film ever made. something like 90% of the american population has seen the movie at least one. jim cohen noted it became a worldwide phenomenon. the book was banned by the nazis, while the french resistance saw it as a symbolic representation of strength amid up -- occupation. after the vietnam conflict, it was used as part of a culture of exchange between the u.s. and vietnam. in
for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a leaked document today put the spotlight back on lethal strikes by the u.s. government on u.s. citizens abroad. in response, top officials in the obama administration argued their actions are justified and legal. >> primary concern is to keep the american people safe, now do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and our values. >> ifill: attorney general eric holder today defended the justice department's rationale for authorizing the killings of americans overseas. >> we are -- we have as a basis for action that we take a congressional statute that allows us to operate against al qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or not only in afghanistan but in other parts of the world. we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and when we are confident that we're doing so in a they's consistent with a federal international law. >> ifill: nbc news obtained a 16-page justice department white paper apparently
&p, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> ifill: the 2012 election may be over, but for president obama, the campaign goes on. ray suarez has that. >> suarez: it was the president's latest bid to seize the spotlight on a major question of the day. today's issue: how the avoid across-the-board spending cuts now set for march 1. >> i still believe that we can finish the job with a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. congress is already working towards a budget that would permanently replace the quester. at the very least we should give name chance to come up with this budget instead of making an indiscriminate cut now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> this was held in the white house briefing room. earlier the president was flanked by local police in minneapolis calling for stricter gun legislation. >> there's no reason why we can't get that done. that's not a liberal idea or conservative idea. not a democratic or republican idea, that is a smart idea. we want to keep those guns out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them. >> and last
. . >>> thank you for joining us. i'm hey hey. >>> the president's -- i'm jc hayward. john brennan has to answer some tough questions about the obama administration's use of human drone strikes. >> reporter: lawmakers get their chance to grill the president's pick to run the nation's top spy agency. it comes in the middle of a growing controversy over u.s. drone strikes targeting terror suspects overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. >> there were many cases we're talking about hardened terrorists but we do need to have a different approach when an american citizen is involved. >> reporter: now the white house is letting lawmakers look at classified information explaining the legal justification for using strikes targeting american terror suspects. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are raising concerns about the program. brennan is also expected to face tough questions about his time as a c.i.a. executive during the bush administration and what he knew about enhances interrogation techniques. >> he's going to face questions from democrats about his prior role in detention and rend
representing s&p thanks so much. >> thank you. >> ifill: the 2012 election may be over, but for president obama, the campaign goes on. ray suarez has that. >> suarez: it was the president's latest bid to seize the spotlight on a major question of the day. today's issue: how the avoid across-the-board spending cuts now set for march 1. >> i still believe that we can finish the job with a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. congress is already working towards a budget that would permanently replace the quester. at the very least we should give name chance to come up with this budget instead of making an indiscriminate cut now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> this was held in the white house briefing room. earlier the president was flanked by local police in minneapolis calling for stricter gun legislation. >> there's no reason why we can't get that done. that's not a liberal idea or conservative idea. not a democratic or republican idea, that is a smart idea. we want to keep those guns out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them. >> and last
, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time today. president obama's secret drone war revealed, but why now? is it to help his top spy guy get confirmed or quiet the complaints that are now coming from his own party? >> steve: meanwhile, should you support president obama on gun control because president obama is like your dad? >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> steve: really? okay. michelle malkin will react on that, coming up next. >> brian: aren't they the same age? turbo tax tim geithner has a new gig. the man who didn't pay his taxes wants to write a book. what should he call it? your e-mails are pouring in. we'll read them and share them with tell him if he'll call back. "fox & friends" starts now. >> steve: that was tight squeeze. >> brian: it was so tight. now he gets in is unbelievable. >> steve: how did you get out so fast? >> brian: joel dragged me out by my hair. >> gretchen: that's why he has won two. he knows how to get in and out and drive it. >> steve: eac
to "cbs this morning" at 7:00. reporting live in pittsburg, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> thank you. some breaking news now out of washington, d.c. an administration official says president obama has picked rei president sally jewell as the new secretary of interior. prior to joining rei, she spent 19 years in a commercial banking industry. if confirmed she would replace outgoing interior secretary ken salazar. >>> murder in wine country. three bodies found inside a home and this morning the search now on for their killer. it's a developing story from a home on ross station road outside the town of forrestville up in sonoma county. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec has the latest. >> reporter: investigators have been doing a lot more interviews overnight. they say that they are confident they will be able to catch the murderer soon. in the meantime, this person is still on the loose because they say this was not a murder- suicide. three men were found shot to death inside a bedroom in one of the houses on the back end of this property in forrestville. one o
of defense. is he retiring and moving back to california. president obama will be delivering farewell remarks to panetta at a ceremony this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. pacific. norah and anthony? >> nancy cordes thank you. >>> time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says iran's supreme leader rejected talks with the united states saying "the iranian nation will not negotiate under pressure." the united states that's important because the ayatollah khamenei decides the actions of iran." >>> "san francisco chronicle" is requiring all guns to be registered with the state. >>> none of the soldiers were killed in the combat zone and return home to california. >>> the "wall street journal" is investigating all three major credit ratings firms, they are all being asked to hand over information about how they rated mortgage bonds ahead of the 2008 financial meltdown. >>> and the update everyone's been waiting for, the "new orleans times-picayune" says sunday's blackout was caused by faulty relay equipment, ironically put in p
. >> all right. bill bratton and john miller thank you. >>> later we'll take a closer look at christopher dorner and his violent manifesto. >>> on capitol hill yesterday, a surprise about the obama administration's response to syria's civil war. defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that president obama was the one who blocked a plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was developed last year by then cia director david petraeus and backed by penalty gone leaders and then secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all
'donnell, thank you very much. >>> first lady michelle obama is said to attend a funeral for a 15-year-old girl who was shot just days after performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration. no arrests have been made in the murder. >>> carrying out test flights of the 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded after problems with their batteries. faa is limiting those test flights and no passengers will be allowed on board until the battery problem has been fixed. >>> you're at a restaurant with your family. when the check comes you find a very unusual discount. imagine the king family surprise when they found they had gotten a four dollar discount for having well-behaved children. the restaurant owner said he was impressed that their children said their please and thank yous and were very polite. wonder what they do for badly behaved kids. >> there's a surcharge. >> we should mention in new york, snow falling on rockefeller plaza. i think we have a shot on the west side of manhattan, there's a running tap there. and you can see it coming down there as well. >> when we talk about
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. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house. after years of ironclad secrecy, president obama directed t
family in our community we to thank everyone for the outpouring of support at the memorial site. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing the violence the resemble president barack obamas plant and will include a call for banning assault weapons. >> the democrats recommendations also include barring high- capacity magazines carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition, requiring background checks for all gun sales and prohibiting gun trafficking, all of which obama proposed last month. >> the democrats' proposal are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the republican controlled house. a spokesperson for house speaker john boehnr , republican of ohio, has said the house will wait to see what the democrat led senate does. >> vice president joe biden or to rally democrats in congress by president obamas gun by the proposals. mr. obamas passed by the coming up with solutions following the deadly shooting in new town, conn. by in is urging fellow democrats to help and seven and tougher gun control measures. >> the president and vice president has been taking their case on gun contro
to forget. in a recent "washington post" editorial, governor jindal appealed to president obama for a meeting to advice him on how to fix medicaid and pleading for quote, plexability for the states to make their own decision about the program. well, thanks to recently announced cuts in louisiana's medicaid programs, we know what bobby jindal's idea of flexibility lacks like. if you are a poor person living in louisiana and living with hiv, you will lose your case management visits and if you are a low income mother, you can say good-bye to the home care visits by a nurse for your newborn, and if you are need of services, forget them, and if you are a nursing home resident and you need speech therapy, you can say good-bye to that. thank you, bobby jindal. this in a state with the highest poverty and the lowest rates of insurance, and for his hopes of being president one day, you can forget it bobby jindal, fbj. and joining me is patrick milsap and majev malhotra, an active leader in american indian affairs. and i want to start with you, majev, because you wrote a piece in the "wa
. >> this was a tough go. we will keep following them. thank you. >> the white house igniting a huge controvercy we this photo of president obama skeet shooting. what is it? we will talk about it with a top adviser standing by to join us in "the situation room". >> president obama brought his push for new gun control to minneapolis calling for a comprehensive package to steps. growing doubt and one of the steps he is seeking can be passed by congress. an assault weapons ban. and dan pfiefer, the senior adviser to the president is joining us right now from minnesota. thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> everyone thinks that the president's recommendation and a lot of democrats like to ban the military style weapons that doesn't have the votes in congress right now. are you ready to continue to push for it or are you giving up on it? >> we are going to continue to push for the package of initiative that is the vice president presented from banning assault weapons to background checks to ensuring that people have better access to mental health to giving schools better oppo
in for a long time, john. >> thanks, reza. >> there's going to be a lot of talk about this here locally as well. congressional lawmakers will get access to classified documents concerning the targeted killings of americans overseas. president obama will release documents to two committees outlining the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects abroad. the administration's drone program has been shrouded in secrecy and criticized by many members of congress. the white house says more than two dozen senior al qaeda members have been killed in drone strikes, including one american citizen. >>> meantime the president's nominee for cia director, john brennan, has his confirmation hearing today, the drone issue almost certain to come up because brennan was one of the architect's of the drone policy. as cnn's barbara starr tells us, he's about to feel the heat from senators on both sides of the aisle. >> and mr. john brennan. >> reporter: when president obama's pick for cia director heads to capitol hill today for his confirmation hearing, there's some in the president's own
obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to some members of congress? >> this is an encouraging first step. and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order on protect both our security and our liberty. also i'll make sure it leads to an expanded public right to know. >> let me ask you about the nomination of john brennan. you hinted you would pull out all the stops. does that mean you intend to block his nomination? shall. >> first of all, i never announced my position until we had a confirmation hearing. i did believe wha
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